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Accident: 202555082 - Worker'S Fingertips Are Amputated When Punch Press Cycles

Accident: 202555082 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 05/31/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31552937005/31/20123469Micro-Technic Tool & Stamping Corp
On May 31, 2012, an employee was working as a press operator for a small tooling company. He had worked for the company for 6 years. On the day of the incident, the employee was operating a Bliss OBI 10-ton (89-kilonewton) punch press, making lightweight washers. As the washers were punched out of the material, an air hose blew them off the line into a bucket. The air line was not blowing the parts clear, so the employee stopped the machine and began to adjust the air line. The press inadvertently began a stroke and struck both hands of the employee. The employee lost the tips of the middle finger on his right hand and the ring finger on his left hand.
Keywords: die, maintenance, amputated, finger, metal shop, machine operator, point of operation, air line, punch press, press
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315529370 Hospitalized injury Amputation Punching and stamping press machine operators

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